puttage

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EtymologyEdit

From put +‎ -age, perhaps because the questions posed are often introduced with the expression “I put it to you that …”.

NounEdit

puttage (uncountable)

  1. (law, Victoria (Australia)) The putting of questions to a witness during cross-examination in accordance with the Rule in Browne v Dunn, specifically, questions that present a version of events that contradicts the witness's own testimony in order to elicit denials or explanations.

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